Posts Tagged ‘Metallica’
Thursday, March 18th, 2010 by Jenn-O
The scoop on Metallica’s big 2011 plans and the new Against Me! record after the jump, but first…
Jack White has revealed that he recently recorded a new song with Jay-Z.
The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather man confirmed that the pair had hooked up for the collaboration, but wouldn’t reveal when, or if, it would be released. (more…)
Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 by Jenn-O
The scoop on U2′s 2009 tour domination, and a Bowie tribute album, after the jump, but first…
Last month John Frusciante confirmed he’s no longer a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Now Josh Klinghoffer, who previously toured with the Peppers and was rumored to be Frusciante’s replacement, has revealed that he has officially joined the band, Music Radar reports. No official announcement has yet been made via the Peppers’ reps. (more…)
Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 by Jenn-O
The scoop on a really cool children’s book and details on the upcoming “Band Hero” game after the jump, but first.
Metallica have chipped in 50-thousand dollars to help find a missing fan.
Twenty-year-old Morgan Harrington, a Virginia Tech student from Roanoke, Virginia, was last seen at the Metallica concert in Charlottesville on October 17th. (more…)
Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 by Jenn-O
The scoop on a Kings of Leon photo exhibit and the new Metallica live dvd after the jump, but first…
You generally would not put “Alice In Chains” and “Slipknot” in the same sentence as “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” but that’s how much the book series has changed.
“Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Story Behind the Song” explores songs of all genres and how they came to be.
That includes Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains talking about his father’s tour in Vietnam being the basis for “Rooster.” (more…)
Monday, September 28th, 2009 by Jenn-O
The scoop on Trent’s video game nerd-ness and Metallica’s attendance record after the jump, but first.
Portishead’s Geoff Barrow has confirmed that the band have geared up work on new material, but has suggested that it may not arrive in typical album release format. (more…)
Monday, April 6th, 2009 by Jenn-O
No Doubt lead the charge as NBC’s today tries to reach a more “alt” audience, also news on Metallica and The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, after the jump.
No Doubt are set to give their first live performance in five years on US morning talkshow ‘Today’ next month. (more…)
Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 by Jenn-O
Metallica’s World Magnetic Tour will return to North America from Europe this fall and make its way through this continent beginning in Nashville on Sept. 14.
Metallica have five Canadian dates set for Montreal, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa and Quebec City in September and October, with the possibility of more dates being added, according to the band’s website.
Tickets to most shows (including the Canadian dates) go on sale on April 4, while the rest will be available on April 11. Pre-sale information is available to members of the band’s fan club.
Sept. 19 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
Oct. 26 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Oct. 29 Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
Oct. 31 Quebec City, QC @ Colisee Pepsi
You’ll be able to hear “We’re From America” from Marilyn Manson’s upcoming seventh studio album, The High End Of Low, when the shock rocker makes the track available as a free download on his website this Friday.
The track will be available as a digital single on April 7, but it’s not the first official single from The High End Of Low. That’s “Arma-Damn-Mother F**in’-Geddon,” which will be called “Arma… geddon” so it can be played on the radio beginning April 13.
The High End Of Low is Manson’s follow-up to 2007′s Eat Me, Drink Me and his first record with bassist Twiggy Ramirez since 2000′s Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death). It still doesn’t have a definite track list.
Kaiser Chiefs’ drummer and songwriter Nick Hodgson has written a number of songs with Duran Duran for their new album.
The band are currently in the studio with Mark Ronson, who invited Hodgson in to work with Le Bon and co.
“I called Nick a week ago and asked if he’d be interested in coming to work with Duran Duran and write a song” Ronson told NME.COM. “He’s never done that before, because he only writes with Ricky and his own band, but I thought it made a lot of sense because there’s a lot of Kaiser Chiefs songs I could imagine being on a Duran Duran record 25 years ago.”
The producer says Hodgson worked with the band for “five or six hours”, and they wrote three songs together.
Monday, March 23rd, 2009 by Jenn-O
Singer Billy Corgan is the only original member left in Smashing Pumpkins now.
He says drummer Jimmy Chamberlin has left the group.
He does not say why.
Corgan plans to continue recording as Smashing Pumpkins and intends to be in the studio this spring.
No word on who will handle drum duties.
Eminem is going to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — as a presenter.
Eminem will induct Run-D-M-C at the ceremony April 4th in Cleveland.
Jimmy Page will induct Jeff Beck, and Ron Wood will induct Bobby Womack.
Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers will induct Metallica, and Smokey Robinson will induct Little Anthony and The Imperials.
Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang says he is seeking funding for a 40th anniversary concert of the legendary festival to take place this summer.
Lang says he wants the festival to be free, environmentally friendly and to possibly take place in New York.
“We want to have as small a carbon imprint as we can and use as many green techniques as we can,” he told Billboard.
“There would be a lot of legacy bands [performing] – The Who, Santana, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Joe Cocker maybe. And it would be people like Steve Earle and Ben Harper. There’s certainly room for the Chili Peppers and Dave Matthews…That would be the shape of the music.”
The original Woodstock took place in New York in 1969 and featured career-defining sets from Jimi Hendrix and The Who. Since then, organisers have held several anniversary festivals, with the last one in 1999.
Monday, June 23rd, 2008 by Reid
I apologize that it has taken me this long to recap my trip to Manchester, Tennessee. It probably has something to do with the fact that it has taken me this long to recover (almost). But the timing is perfect since we are qualifying for another music festival this week, Edgefest.
If you haven’t heard of The Bonnarroo Music and Arts Festival before now, don’t worry, I was a Bonnarookie until this year. It has been around since 2002 and has been growing ever since. Approximately 70 000 people attended this year and it was really well organized unlike Woodstock’s 30th Anniversary which I attended in 1999.
It would take me forever to talk about all the things you can do at Bonnaroo, but put it this way, there something for EVERYONE! It was like a mini city set up for four days and disappears until the next year.
I enjoyed the whole Bonnaroo experience, even the stopover in Cincinnati where we caught a Reds game but I’ll point out THE highlight and THE lowlight of my trip.
Metallica: Freakin’ awesome. They were tight, explosive, electric, and simply everything and more you’d expect from a Metallica show. They truly seemed to be enjoying themselves on stage and appreciated the Bonnaroo crowd and their fans. I was up so close for this show that I caught a guitar pick from Lars Ulrich. Freakin’ awesome!
Kanye West: The worst!! I get angry and disgusted when I think about this portion of the festival. The complete opposite of the Metallica show. He was supposed to come on at 2:45AM because of this crazy glow in the dark light show but decided he would show up at 4:30AM instead. 4:30 in the morning!!!! After surviving the blistering sun all day and having already rocked out to the likes of Against Me!, B.B. King, Jack Johnson, and Pearl Jam, now I’m waiting for you? When he finally did hit the stage (after several boos), He delivered a 45 minute cheesy show that didn’t even glow in the dark. No apologies the crowd, not even a “hello Bonnaroo”. Despicable. He was truly the Axl Rose of rap. The rumour was that he wouldn’t go on stage until every other band got done on all the other stages. Jerk!
Thank God that was the only sour taste left in my mouth. The trip was a huge success and if you love music, comedy, art, dancing (silent disco at 2am was really cool), singing, and so much more all wrapped up into an environmentally friendly festival with a positive message about change, Bonnaroo is something to consider next year. Just start saving for gas now, my 30 hour round trip cost us $400 in gas.
I’ll leave you with a contest winning entry on “What is Bonnaroo?” from Harrison Ford (not sure if it is the same one).
It is an escape from everyday distractions that provides a four day glimpse of what is simple and true. It is a gathering of diverse people with a common hope: that we can silence the everyday roar of life long enough to stop and listen. Listen to the music, listen to each other, and listen to ourselves. When noise becomes music, we can celebrate who we are and discover who we want to be. That is Bonnaroo.
Take care, BonnaReid!